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: The True Glory

The story of the final campaign on the Western Front of the 1939-45 war, from just before D-Day to final victory in Europe. A film, introduced by General Eisenhower, made jointly for the Governments of Great Britain and the U.S.A.
Produced under the direction of Carol Reed and Garson Kanin from material photographed by combat cameramen of the U.S.A.. Canada, France. Poland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, Norway, and Great Britain.
(Previously televised on June 8)
(to 16.35)


Introduced by: General Eisenhower
Director: Carol Reed
Director: Garson Kanin

: Children's Television

Ross Salmon The Jungle Cowboy and his head man, John McMahon, bring their horses Faithful and Six-Gun to show you some trick riding and cowboy skill.
From the Radio Show, Earls Court

Tollefsen plays music for the accordion
From the Radio Show, Earls Court

For Older Children: The Cisco Kid
More adventures in this series.

(to 18.00)


Entertainer: Ross Salmon
Entertainer: John McMahon
Accordionist: Tollefsen

: News and Newsreel

including Weather Report

: The Grove Family: Return

by Michael Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Editor: Roland Pertwee
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Grandma: Nancy Roberts
Charlie Mead: Oscar Quitak
Hilda Jones: Nan Braunton

: National Radio Show: Starlight

Elisabeth Welch


Singer: Elisabeth Welch
Orchestra conducted by: George Clouston

: The Big Man

[Starring] Fred Emney being a very small happening in the life of a very large character.
With Una Venning, Edwin Styles, Rawicz and Landauer, Robert Perceval, Roma Clarke, Mai Bacon
City of London Police Male Voice Choir
(by permission of the Commissioner of Police for the City of London)


Scriptwriter: Eric Sykes
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Designer: Laurence Broadhouse
Producer: Bill Ward
[Actor]: Fred Emney
[Actress]: Una Venning
[Actor]: Edwin Styles
Pianists: Rawicz and Landauer
[Actor]: Robert Perceval
Pianist: Roma Clarke
[Actress]: Mai Bacon
Singers: City of London Police Male Voice Choir

: Daybreak in Udi

The people of a small village in Eastern Nigeria decide to build their own nursing-home. This film shows how, with the aid of the District Officer, they overcome the many difficulties involved.
Made by the Crown Film Unit in 1949

: British Association for the Advancement of Science Oxford 1954: Genetics and Man

Professor C. D. Darlington F.R.S., talks about some of the recent advances in the study of genetics and discusses future work in this field.
Programme introduced by Peter Parker who also reports on the day's activities at the British Association Annual Meeting.


Speaker: Professor C. D. Darlington
Presenter: Peter Parker
Producer: George Noordhof
Director: David Martin

: Edinburgh International Festival: Sergei Diaghilev 1872-1929

This year the Edinburgh International Festival includes an exhibition to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the death of the man who brought Russian ballet to Western Europe.
During this programme from the College of Art distinguished artists pay their personal tribute in interviews with Maud Risdon.


Interviewer: Maud Risdon
Commentator: Aidan Thomson
Presented for television by: Noble M. Wilson

: News

(sound only)

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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